Required Credentials

 

The following will assist you in completing your first-year application:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Self-Reported Academic Record
  • GED Results
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Candidates
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements 
  • Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) Requirements
  • Talent Assessment for Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Essay
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Letters of Recommendation are not reviewed



  • Online Application
    • First-year applicants interested in applying for fall 2017 to Rutgers University-Newark or Rutgers University-Camden alone, together with, or in addition to Rutgers University-New Brunswick apply using the Rutgers application. First-year applicants interested in applying for fall 2017 to Rutgers University-New Brunswick only can apply using either the Rutgers application or the Coalition application. Rutgers has no preference between the two applications.
    • Students should only submit one application. Changes to the original 2017 submitted application in choices of school(s) or semester of application should be communicated directly with our admissions offices.
    • Spring 2017 applicants will use the Rutgers application.


    Application Fee
    • A $70 application fee will be due at the time of submitting either the Rutgers application or the Coalition application.


    Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR): Part 2 of the application process (Rutgers and Coalition applications) for first-year students who are currently enrolled in high school. Preview the SRAR here and please take note of the following:
    • The SRAR is separate from the Rutgers and Coalition applications and should be submitted immediately after submitting the online application. A SRAR account can be created at any time during high school.
    • The SRAR is required to be completed and submitted by all current high school seniors.
    • The SRAR allows students to self-report their courses, grades, grade-point averages, and other academic information.
    • The SRAR must include all courses and final grades earned from grades 9 through 11, as well as grade 12 courses in progress. (Please report grade 12 courses as "In Progress.")
    • Students should obtain a copy of their high school transcript from their school counselor and use the transcript as a reference when completing the SRAR.
    • All enrolling first-year students must request that their high schools submit an official transcript after graduation with all courses, final grades, and certification and date of graduation noted on the transcript.
    • Discrepancies between a student's SRAR and official transcript may result in a student's admission to Rutgers being rescinded.
    • International students may use the SRAR. Upon enrollment, please submit official academic records directly from an educational authority such as the SSC, HSSC, WAEC, GSEC (Tawjihiyah), GXE, GCE, or Bagrut in addition to other results and certificates.
    • High school graduates and transfer students do not complete the SRAR.

     

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    GED Results

    • Students with a GED diploma/certificate are required to submit their official results. A transcript of any high school work attempted is required in additional to the GED results.

     

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    SAT/ACT Scores

    Students are required to submit SAT or ACT scores if they are currently enrolled in high school, or you graduated from high school less than two years ago and will not have at least 12 subsequent college credits completed by the Regular Action Application Due Date. Rutgers has no preference about which examination a student submits.

    • All SAT and ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers.
    • Unofficial test scores cannot be accepted.
    • When requesting scores, use our SAT code 2765 or our ACT code 2592.
    • We accept both redesigned and old SAT results and recommend students send all their SAT/ACT results to Rutgers.
    • The SAT essay and ACT writing component are strongly recommended, though not required.
    • We recommend including Rutgers as a receiving institution when registering for the SAT and/or ACT.
    • Request SAT scores.
    • Request ACT scores.

     

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    Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Candidates

    • Open to eligible New Jersey residents.
    • Interested students should review the eligibility requirements and select the EOF option on either the Rutgers application or the Coalition application. 
    • Students selecting the EOF option and submitting an undergraduate admissions application will then continue to the separate online Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) application.

     

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    English Proficiency Examination Requirements

    An English proficiency test score is required for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of U.S. residency or citizenship. Rutgers accepts the following to determine the English proficiency of applicants:


    The English proficiency score report must be from a test taken within the past two years and official score reports must be submitted directly to Rutgers from the testing service.  
    Students achieving a grade of B or better in a college-level English Composition course at an accredited U.S. college (not a foreign affiliate) are exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.

    • English courses that are designated ESL, non-native, or which require a special support component, as well as courses taken outside the U.S., are not acceptable.
    • Please note that Rutgers does not accept correspondence or online courses.

     

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    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • The minimum acceptable score to be considered for admission:
      • For all Rutgers schools except the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the School of Nursing: a 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT) or a 550 on the paper-and-pencil test.
      • For the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the School of Nursing: a 100 on the iBT or a 600 on the paper-and-pencil test.
    • The Rutgers TOEFL code is 2765.
    • Request your TOEFL score.

     

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    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    • The minimum acceptable score to be considered for admission:
      • For Rutgers University-New Brunswick: a 6.5 on either the paper-based test or the computer-based test.
      • For Rutgers University-Camden and Rutgers University-Newark: a 6 on either the paper-based test or the computer-based test.
    • Request your IELTS score.

     

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    Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

    • The minimum acceptable score to be considered for admission:
      • For Rutgers University-New Brunswick: 82
      • For Rutgers University-Camden and Rutgers University-Newark: 76
    • Request your MELAB score.

     

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    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

    • The minimum acceptable score for the PTE Academic is 53.
    • Request your PTE score.

     

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    Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) Requirements

    Only transfer applicants to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy must submit Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) results.

     

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    Talent Assessment for Mason Gross School of the Arts

    • A portfolio, audition, or interview demonstrating artistic talent is required of all Mason Gross applicants.
    • Mason Gross applicants will be emailed a supplemental application five business days after submitting the application for admission.
    • To learn more about the talent assessment requirements and deadlines, visit the school’s Audition and Portfolio Information.

     

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    Essay

    • The admissions essay is required of first-year applicants.
    • Essays must be included in the space provided on the application and submitted on the application form.
    • Essays may not be submitted separately.
    • The essay questions are the same for both the Rutgers application and the Coalition application.

     

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    Extracurricular Activities

    • Information about activities, employment, community service, and other personal experiences, though not required, can enhance the application.
    • To be considered, information about extracurricular activities must be included in the space provided on the application.
    • Extracurricular activities may not be submitted separately.

     

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    Letters of Recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration.
    • The Rutgers application and the Coalition application provide multiple opportunities for applicants to describe their accomplishments, activities, community service, and personal experiences.
    • Students should be certain to complete all sections of the Rutgers application or Coalition application to describe themselves.

     

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